So I realized after Mallory text me this morning asking if we had our adoption paper work completed that I never updated our blog...
Here's the update: We are officially on the wait list!
As of September 28th, 2012, our dossier (all of our paperwork) was submitted to Ethiopia. That is our DTE (dossier to Ethiopia) date which our adoption agency uses to refer a child(ren) to each couple. As I understand it, our agency has one list and you move up according to your DTE and what the kids available and the couple's wants are.
The wait time right now for an infant boy or girl is around 18-24 months. Pretty much since we are now on the wait list we can get a referral at any point. We are hoping and praying that it will be sooner but we are trusting God and knowing that it can take at least 18 months.
We cannot wait for the day to come when we have children in our home but it is such a blessing to rest in God's timing and trust what He has for us (and taking advantage of this time of not having that responsibility yet- which we will gladly forfeit that freedom when we have children- but it sure is nice being able to get up in the morning whenever we want or to sit outside and read for hours...) Thank you all again for your prayers and interest in our journey. So from here on out, when you ask about our adoption, we are on the wait list and just keeping our paper work up to date!